Thorne Dreyer's guest is Allen Young, longtime progressive journalist and gay activist.
Allen has lived in Rayalston, Mass, since 1973, when he was part of the "back-to-the-earth" movement. He worked briefly for the Washington Post, resigning in 1967 to become a full-time anti-war activist and staff member at Liberation News Service (LNS) in New York City where he worked with Rag Radio host Dreyer. In 1970, following the Stonewall Rebellion in New York, Young began his participation in the gay liberation movement.
Allen's memoir is Left, Gay, and Green: A Writer's Life. He is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog. We are joined by Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz and associate Suzy Shelor.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org and Radio Free America. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today. Learn more about Rag Radio here.